Francis Poulenc in Monte Carlo - January, 1924
from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, page 68:
Here at last is my news, and good news. The première of Les Biches was, if I may venture to say so, a triumph. There were eight curtain-calls which is rarissime for Monte Carlo. One has to admit that Nijinska's choreography is of such beauty that even your roulette-addicted English lady cannot resist it. It is the very essence of dance. And the mise au point is impeccable. Can you imagine, there were no less than 72 rehearsals - about 250 hours of work. That is the way to get results. The sets, the curtain, the costumes, are a total … more >>
Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 68. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1482269797678 accessed: 13 June, 2021
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Letter from Francis Poulenc to Paul Collaer, Monte Carlo, January, 1924.